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  • You Only Need 6 Ingredients or Less to Make Avocado, Cheese Ice Cream, and More

    Plus, a super simple hack that teaches you how to make popsicles in just 2 steps!
    by Jillianne E. Castillo .
You Only Need 6 Ingredients or Less to Make Avocado, Cheese Ice Cream, and More
  • Nothing compares to a big scoop of your favorite ice cream flavor on a hot day. Have this luxury right at home by making your own ice cream -- it's not as difficult as it seems! In fact, you only need a handful (6 or less!) easy-to-find ingredients! Beat the summer heat with the kids' favorite cold treat. Here are some ideas:

    1. Homemade Avocado Ice Cream

    Who doesn’t love creamy, delicious avocados? Make good use of this nutrient-filled local fruit and turn it into ice cream with just 4 more ingredients. Keep it chilled in the freezer and this ice cream can last up to a month... that's if the kids won't gobble it all up in a jiffy.  

    Makes 1/2 gallon

    4 pieces avocado
    1 can condensed milk, 300-ml can
    1 cup heavy cream
    3/4 cup milk
    1/4 cup almonds, chopped

    Recipe instructions are at Yummy.ph

    2. Cheese “Dirty” Ice Cream

    Taken straight out of your childhood is this recipe for cheese ice cream that's reminiscent of the ones sold by your friendly neighborhood mamang sorbetero. It's ice cream "dirty" street food-style. If you adored it as a child, you can bet the kids will love this, too. Sweet and a little salty at the same time, this ice cream flavor will never get old for Pinoys. 

    1 cup all-purpose cream
    1/2 cup fresh milk
    1 1/2 cup evaporated milk
    1 1/2 cup white sugar
    1 egg
    125g cheddar cheese, diced

    Recipe instructions can be found at Yummy.ph

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    3. Vanilla Frozen Yogurt

    Looking for ice cream that's not too sweet? Try this frozen yogurt recipe! It uses plain whole-milk yogurt as a base with the option to adjust the amount of sugar you put in. Fruits like mango and kiwi and a handful of nuts make this the special treat that it truly is.

    Makes 4 servings

    3 cups (about 750 grams) plain whole-milk yogurt
    3/4 cup sugar, (adjust according to desired sweetness)
    1 teaspoon vanilla
    ripe mango
    kiwi, sliced
    nuts (we suggest candied walnuts, pistachios, cashew nuts)

    Recipe instructions are at Yummy.ph

    4.  Mais Con Yelo Popsicles

    Here's another classic Pinoy favorite: mais con yelo! Introduce this Pinoy favorite to your little ones, but make it more fun! These creamy grab-and-go ice pops are a guaranteed hit. Try saba con yielo pops as well by substituting the corn with sliced bananas. 

    Makes 8 popsicles

    1 cup canned cream-style sweet corn
    3/4 cup all-purpose cream
    1/2 cup condensed milk
    3 tablespoon pinipig (puffed rice), toasted

    Recipe instructions are at Yummy.ph.

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    5. Coconut Ube Ice Cream

    Even though there's no cream in this ice cream recipe, it's still amazingly scrumptious. The absence of milk makes it suitable for lactose-intolerant folks, too. The best part? This ice cream is made with real ube -- and contains none of the artificial flavor you get with the store-bought kind!

    2 1/2 cups

    3/4 cup ube, peeled and diced
    1 1/2 cups coconut cream (kakang gata)
    1 tablespoon cornstarch
    6 tablespoons honey 

    Recipe instructions are at Yummy.ph.

    6. 2-Step Yogurt Ice Pops

    Makes 1 popsicle per yogurt cup

    yogurt cup
    popsicle stick

    This is more hack than recipe, but it's super nutrious, and delicious so we'll take it! There's just two steps involved in making these yogurt ice pops, and even though you can probably guess from the ingredients list, there's a hidden trick to it. See what it is over at Yummy.ph

    7. Mango Ice Cream

    Did you know you can make ice cream with just two ingredients? All you need are the sweetest mangoes you can find and a blender. These are great if you need a quick dessert for your house guests.  

    Makes 1 1/2 cups

    2 mangoes, (use ripe mangoes) flesh only, chopped, and frozen
    2 to 3 tablespoons water
    1/2 cup fresh blackberries, optional, chopped, and frozen

    Recipe instructions are at Yummy.ph.

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